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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Oliver Lancashire (86')
  • Matthew Taylor (90'+1')

Matt Taylor guides Swindon to derby win

Substitute Matt Taylor inspired Swindon to a 2-0 victory in their derby with Forest Green, setting up the opener and then bagging the second himself.
The veteran midfielder had been on the field less than 10 minutes when he whipped in the corner which Robins skipper Olly Lancashire headed into the net.
And then, a minute into added on time, he let fly with a 25-yard shot that crept under the body of Rovers keeper Bradley Collins.
It was harsh on the on loan Chelsea shot-stopper who looked to have earned his struggling side a share of the spoils with two good saves early in the second half. On 51 minutes he did well to block a Luke Norris effort and he then recovered his composure to keep out Keshi Anderson's follow-up.
There was little to choose between the sides throughout although the home side lost their attacking edge when impressive pair Drissa Traore and Toni Gomes were substituted midway through the second half.
Swindon had the pick of the first-half chances when, on 12 minutes, striker Luke Norris was left unmarked at a corner only for his shot to be deflected wide of the target.
The best chance for Rovers came at the start of the second half when Traore drilled a shot straight at visiting keeper Lawrence Vigouroux.

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English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Accrington Stanley 46 +30 93
2 Luton Town 46 +48 88
3 Wycombe Wanderers 46 +19 84
4 Exeter City 46 +10 80
5 Notts County 46 +23 77
6 Coventry City 46 +17 75
7 Lincoln City 46 +16 75
8 Mansfield Town 46 +15 72
9 Swindon Town 46 +2 68
10 Carlisle United 46 +8 67
11 Newport County 46 -2 64
12 Cambridge United 46 -4 64
13 Colchester United 46 +1 62
14 Crawley Town 46 -8 59
15 Crewe Alexandra 46 -13 56
16 Stevenage 46 -5 55
17 Cheltenham Town 46 -6 51
18 Grimsby Town 46 -24 51
19 Yeovil Town 46 -16 48
20 Port Vale 46 -18 47
21 Forest Green Rovers 46 -23 47
22 Morecambe 46 -15 46
23 Barnet 46 -19 46
24 Chesterfield 46 -36 38